Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge


Papertrey's June Blog Hop is going on right now.



You have until 11:00 pm EST tonight to participate. ;)


Here is the card I created....it must have taken 6 tries to get it the way I envisioned it.








Things I have learned from doing this type of card:


~Wipe down the acrylic block around the image before stamping or it will leave smudges.
~Clean the stamp really well before using a different color or it will get muddied.  If need be, take a paper towel and wipe down the ink pad to get any transferred color.
~Watch those inky fingers!!!  Have a container of baby wipes and paper towels ready. Use them EVERY time you stamp...whatever it takes to get the job done cleanly!  ;)



Here is the inspiration photo:




Thanks for stopping by...you still have time to jump in! ;)

Supplies:

Papertrey Grunge Me and All Booked Up, Staz On ink, Memento ink,Memories Rainbow Ink, Creative Memories oval cutter



28 comments:

  1. I love that set and have used it on more then one PTI blog hop before, so fun to see it a rainbow of colors.

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  2. Combining my 2 loves, stamping and books. Very clever!

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  3. What a great take on the challenge, your card is beautiful!

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  4. LOVE the movement you created on this PRETTY card!

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  5. Your very own Reading Rainbow! I love it!!

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  6. What patience you have! I noticed the sentiment was a rainbow of colors to match your books. Very pretty!

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  7. Very cool. Love the rainbow sentiment.

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  8. This card is fabulous! I love your 'rainbow' of books, and your stamping is exceptional. I hear you, on the cleaning your hands when working with straight white - a lesson that has been hard for me to learn! ;-) Great job.

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  9. This is so fun! What a neat idea...my daughter-in-law is an avid reader, she would love this!

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  10. Amazing stamping technique. Love the rainbow colours and the use of the books is very unique.

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  11. Wow! I love how I can see where your inspiration came from, yet the card is very unexpected! Great creativity and a wonderful, wonderful card!

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  12. Beautiful card! I love the rainbow you have going on here!

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  13. Wow - this is a really creative use of the stamp sets. Great job.

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  14. Oh, wauw, but your tries were surely worth it! love the rainbow of books and the sentiment in these colors is truly gorgeous!!! So pretty!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  15. Marlena, I got so excited when I saw that you used books! (I love to read.) Very clever idea, my dear! Happy June Hopping!

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  16. Wonderful interpretaion of the pic! I love the cut out.

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  17. Beautiful card! I love how you used the swag stamp in such a different way!

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  18. Love your card Marlena! I had to look at your pic 3x before I realized that was a book stamp. I love all your bright colors, but that's in the genes to love all bright things in rainbow colors, right? LOL Hope you and your family are doing well!

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  19. Never seen that book before- love what you have doen with it! Fab design :)

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  20. Oh, I love what you have done with this card! It is totally unique! The arches of text are so well done and I love the colors you used!

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  21. How cool, the books spread open like that look so awesome!

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  22. What a cool and unique use of those stamps! So creative, and I love how the sentiment is in a gradient color scheme, too!

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  23. I had to look for a bit to realize this was the book stamp!! I love it!! I also like how you made the sentiment with the gradient color scheme, too.

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  24. What a wonderful concept, so glad that you didn't give up on it because it is clearly amazing.

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Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)